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Friday,  Oct 20  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Jose Antonio Bonola Osorio joins us with his first model on ARC today.  This is his stunning 1/48 HpH Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA with loads of detail including a highly detailed pilot and boarding ladder.  Beautiful work Jose and I'm excited to see more of your models on ARC in the future.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Static dischargers on modern Sukhoi jets from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 BAe Hawk T.1 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Thursday,  Oct 19  2017
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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with a pair of his 1/48 Airfix CT-155 Hawk.  Both are beauties, but the camo'd Hawk is particularly cool in it's WW2 Lancaster bomber camo.  Thanks for sharing Shawn...I really enjoyed seeing these.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This resin set includes 6 highly detailed corrected 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons with detailed launching mechanisms on the undersides of all of the pylons plus 4 trees of optional hardware.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Meteor F.8 wheels with fenders & painting masks from  Eduard Model Accessories.  This set includes wheels with fenders & painting masks and is designed to fit the Airfix kit.


Wednesday,  Oct 18  2017
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Tuesday,  Oct 17  2017
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Emre Tuzun is here with a lovely pair of 1/48 PM T-41D in Turkish Air Force markings.  This is the military version of the Cessna 172 and Emre has captured the faded paint scheme on these Turkish aircraft very well.  Beautiful work Emre.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 TSR.2 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.


Monday,  Oct 16  2017
I'm doing a complete rebuild of the walkaround section.  The work will include all new webpages, larger thumbnail photos and a full archive system with photos for each walkaround.  Once this work is complete, then I will begin adding new walkaround photos.  I hope to have this work complete in the next 6 weeks.  

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André Manzano is here with another of his gems.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B Super Tomcat with full weathering and Jolly Rogers markings.  The Tomcat is a beautiful aircraft and the weathering and finishing of this F-14 is flawless...I love how it looks.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX engine from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-3C Orion Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa and Revell kit.


Sunday,  Oct 15  2017
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Saturday,  Oct 14  2017

Anniversary of X-1 Supersonic Flight - Oct 14 1947

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Friday,  Oct 13  2017

US Navy's birthday

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Thursday,  Oct 12  2017

Spain National Day

Equatorial Guinea National Day

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Carmel J. Attard is here with the first An-14 on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Plasticart Modellbaukasten Antonov An-14 finished in East German markings complete with upper camo.  Carmel gives this kit a very good grade for fit and quality as you will see when you read his article about the building of his gem of a model. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This set includes detailed launching mechanisms  on the undersides of all of the pylons.  The kit includes 6 resin pylons plus 4 trees of optional hardware.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B exhaust from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Tuesday,  Oct 10  2017

Republic of China National Day 

Fiji National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Graham Symmonds has done a most spectacular job detailing and weathering his HMCS Sorel - 1/72 Revell Flower Class Corvette.   Graham combined many aftermerket detail items with his very skilled scratchbuilding skills to create this impressive Canadian Corvette.  Sit back and enjoy....this one is well worth checking out.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E/F Tiger II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the AFV Club kit.


Monday,  Oct 9  2017

Uganda Independence Day

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Dirk Schenk is here today with a real South African beauty.  This is his 1/72 Frog Vampire FB.5. finished in the attractive livery of the South African Bumblebees aerobatics team.  This is the old Frog kit, which proves these older kits do build into fine looking models if given the correct amount of love from a patient and skilled modeller.  Beautiful work Dirk.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Extended Roller Set is the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XVI top cowl from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis item is designed for the Eduard kit. 


Sunday,  Oct 8  2017

Croatia Independence Day

India - Indian Air Force Day

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Saturday,  Oct 7  2017
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Friday,  Oct 6  2017
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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with one of the few aircraft flown by the Canadian Army.  This is his 1/48 Model USA L-19E Bird Dog which is an older ill fitting kit that Shawn massage into a great looking model.  My attempt to build this model kit did not go as well.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 type 24 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Wednesday,  Oct 4  2017

Lesotho National Day

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Emre Tuzun is here with his tiny and impressive 1/72 Italeri AB-204.  I particularly enjoyed the paint scheme Emre chose...Italy's SAR which looks excellent on this chopper.  I love the addition of the rotor tie down straps.  It is a special treat to see Emre's latest model on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25 PD-62-8 Pylons from Zactomodels The PD-62-8 pylons were often used on the Su-25. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Tuesday,  Oct 3  2017

Germany National Day

  Iraq National Day 

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Gerd Wilcken has done a glorious job improving the 1/72 Hobby Boss MiG-15UTI Midget.  He added resin seats and photo etch parts to improve the cockpit detail and then finished it in a beautifully weathered colorful paint scheme which all looks perfect.  This one is a beauty. 

Here's a product article for the 1/144 Boeing 720 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels and Pitot Tube from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Monday,  Oct 2  2017

Guinea Independence Day

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Dragan Cvetic has done a lovely job on his detailing and weathering his 1/72 Trumpeter J-10ADragan found this kit challenging but with his skill and the addition of a photo etch set gave him a flawless model of this Chinese fighter.  It is a treat seeing this J-10A on ARC.


Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.T  his Photo Etch Bending Tool is the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold.  Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX top cowl late from Eduard Model Accessories This detail item is designed for the Eduard kit. 


Sunday, Oct 1  2017

  People's Republic of China National Day

Cyprus Independence Day

Nigeria Independence Day

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Saturday, Sept 30  2017

Guinea-Bissau Independence Day

Botswana National Day 

Saturday,  Sept 30  2017
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Friday,  Sept 29  2017
I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to ARC Moderator Albert Moore Happy Birthday Alby!!!

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Fly-n-hi did an awesome job on his 1/48 Monogram F-20 TigersharkFly-n-hi upgraded the detailing including scratchbuilding a HUD and then finished it in a truly awesome paint scheme using Twobobs decals.  This Tigershark is quite eye catching, enjoy the photos. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 BAe Nimrod Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit


Here's a product article for the 1/32 B-17 Engine superchargers from Eduard Model Accessories.. This detail set is designed for the HK Model kit


Thursday,  Sept 28  2017
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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with a triple header with his 1/48 Revell and Hasegawa SabresThe RCAF Sabres wore some great paint schemes and this you can see with his Sky Lancer jets in this article.  I love the look of these Sabres.  Shawn also talks about the differences between the 2 kits.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21 BD3-60 Pylons from ZactomodelsThese resin BD3-60 Pylons are designed for the MiG-21 and include the early and later 'heavy duty' version of the BD3-60 Pylons.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Yak-38 ejection seat from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Wednesday,  Sept 27  2017
No update today

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Tuesday,  Sept 26  2017
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Fly-n-hi is here with his beautifully done 1/144 Revell C-17AFly-n-hi added resin parts to the flying surfaces on the wings and finished it as a USAF bird using aftermarket decals.  Big and beautiful!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX early style top cowl from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mi-24 Hind D/E JakB-12.7 machine gun barrel and DUAS probe from Master.


Monday,  Sept 25  2017
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El Rey joins us from sunny Mexico with his excellent looking 1/48 Fonderie Miniatures P-63C.  This kit was a challenging build, but El Rey is a skilled modeler, so the finished model looks fantastic.  It is beautifully weathered 

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small ShopThis product is Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6".  Foil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 RA-5C Vigilante Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Sunday,  Sept 24  2017
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Saturday,  Sept 23  2017

Saudi Arabia National Day

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Friday,  Sept 22  2017

Mali Independence Day

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Chip Berseth is here with another of his stunning builds.  This is his 2 seat 1/48 MPM Fw-190S-5 trainer as she appeared in 1944 doing liaison duties.  Chip found this kit to not go together as some kits, but Chip is a skilled modeler that pulled off the build to a very high level.  Beautiful work Chip.....I enjoy seeing your models on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 WGr.21 launch tube and rocket for Bf-109G from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40 wheel set (plain 30) from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Thursday,  Sept 21  2017

Malta Independence Day

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Carmel J Attard is here from Malta on this special day with his 1/72 Red Wings Tupolev Tu-16Carmel found this kit to be a challenge (which say plenty considering his high level of skill).  He chose to finish it in Egyptian marking complete with some hand painted markings.  Beautiful work Carmel.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 type 10/17 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby/Azur kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Standard Wheels (hexagonal tread) from Ultracast.


Wednesday,  Sept 20  2017

  Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) 

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here is fine style with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom #195Shawn's dressed up the cockpit with resin seats and used markings for an F-4 from the mid 70's thanks to aftermarket decals.  Sweet Phantom Shawn.

Tuesday,  Sept 19  2017

Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis Independence Day 

Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Army

No update today.  I have a long day between my 2 jobs.

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Monday,  Sept 18  2017

Chile Independence Day 

USAF Birthday 

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Dragan Cvetic is here to honor the USAF Day with his flawless looking 1/72 Trumpeter F-100DDragan built this beauty in only one week and dressed up the cockpit detail in the process.  His faded paint work s a treat to see....simply beautiful.


Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist for "True" cylinders, tie downs, hinges, clamps, brackets & grab handles all with one tool.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire drop tank from Eduard Model Accessories This set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Sunday,  Sept 17  2017
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Saturday,  Sept 16  2017

Papua New Guinea Independence Day

Mexico Independence Day

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Friday,  Sept 15  2017

Battle of Britain Day 1940

Costa Rica Independence Day

El Salvador Independence Day

Guatemala Independence Day

Honduras Independence Day

Nicaragua Independence Day

POW/MIA Recognition Day

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Dragan Cvetic has done an exceptionally fine job weathering and finishing his 1/72 Valom MD450 OuraganDragan finished this beauty with decals from Isradecal.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf-109G cannon pods from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Avro Vulcan Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix/MPC kit. 


Thursday,  Sept 14  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Steve Negley has done a stellar job on his big 1/32 Kitty Hawk North American F-86D Sabre Dog.  Steve did an awesome job on the bare metal finish and used some decals from Zotz Decals to compliment his kit decals.  This is one great looking Sabre Dog. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Splitter Plates from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter MiG-23.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 AH-64 Apache - M230 Chain Gun barrel (30mm), Pitot tubes and tail antenna from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-23BN wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,  Sept 13  2017
No update today.  Got stuck doing overtime.

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Tuesday,  Sept 12  2017
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Richard Spreckley has done a stunning job detailing and weathering his big 1/24 Hawker Typhoon MkIb MN666 'C G'Grab your favourite drink and sit back and relax and enjoy each and every photo of this detail rich masterpiece.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-29 Fulcrum Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy / Wolfpack kit.


Monday,  Sept 11  2017

  Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon 2001

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Emre Tuzun joins us today with one of the more colourful Luftwaffe Phantoms.  This is his 1/32 Revell F-4F wearing the Jabo G35 20 Jahre Special anniversary paint scheme and full weathering and added detail sets to bring this big model to life.  No doubt about it....this one is a beauty. 

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire 500lb bomb set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Sunday,  Sept 10  2017
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Saturday,  Sept 9  2017

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Tajikistan National Day

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Friday,  Sept 8  2017

First use of V-2 rocket lands Chiswick area of London (1944)

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his big and very impressive looking 1/350 Polar Lights Constitution class NCC-1701 USS Enterprise.  This Enterprise has all the lights working and the finished model is quite the stunning sight to see.  Enjoy all of Shawn's photos of this beauty.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-25 (Foxbat) (all versions except PD/PDS) Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-5E Tiger II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa/Revel kit.


Thursday,  Sept 7  2017

Brazil Independence Day

Pakistan Air Force Day

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Wednesday,  Sept 6  2017
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Dragan Cvetic has been busy getting everything perfect on his 1/72 Fujimi F-4C.  Dragan rescribed the panel lines and built a cockpit and added seatbelts before finishing his Phantom in SEA camo with just a hint of weathering.  Awesome work Dragan.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Spoked Wheels from Ultracast.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 TERMA Electronic Warfare Pod from Eduard Model Accessories.


Tuesday,  Sept 5  2017
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Mack Main is here with a very rare 1/72 Matchbox Beaufighter Mk. X that served from my local airport.  Mack tells the "what-if" history of this rare Beaufighter as well as how he built and finished it.  No doubt about it....his beaufighter looks good in it's silver finish.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 TER (Triple Ejection Rack) from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Douglas C-47/DC-3 Landing Gear (Rod) from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThese are designed for the Roden kit.


Monday,  Sept 4  2017

           Labor Day / Labour Day 

Swaziland Independence and National Day

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Sunday,  Sept 3  2017

Qatar National Day

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Saturday,  Sept 2  2017

Vietnam Independence Day

V-J Day  Japan surrenders in Tokyo Harbour

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Friday,  Sept 1  2017

Libya Independence Day

Slovak Republic Constitution Day 

Uzbekistan National Day

Singapore Air Force Day

World War Two begins in Europe - Germany invades Poland (1939)

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Tony Feredo is here with another aircraft that served in the Philippines during WW2.  This is Tony's 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang as it appeared over the tropical skies of the Philippines.  Tony tells the history of this pilot and his model is a complete treat to see....enjoy.  I know I sure enjoy seeing Tony's latest model on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 US 500lb bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


USA Nats 2016


Model Shows

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ARC Groupbuilds

Big Kit, Big plane, Small (ish) scale GB ends Jan 1 2016

Iron Men, Plastic Ships GB ends Jan 1 2016

A-4 Skyhawk Group Build - ends Jan 1st 2016

The Graveyard Shift - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Vietnam War Group Build - ends March 1 2016

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